Future Students

Admission to the ME Program

Pre-Engineering or Pre-Mechanical Engineering Status

Intermediate Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Status

Full Major Status

Minimum Requirements for Incoming Freshman


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is rigorous and challenging, preparing graduates for a variety of rewarding and meaningful careers. To be adequately prepared for the program, the following high school coursework should be completed:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus (strongly recommended)*Campus-Fall-Panorama
  • Physics (one year, including laboratory work)
  • Chemistry (one year, including laboratory work)

Beyond these core requirements, high school students are encouraged to take:

  • Biology (one year, including laboratory work)
  • Mechanical drawing/drafting
  • Computer courses
  • Foreign language courses

*ME EN  1000, taken in the first semester of the first year of the ME program, requires MATH 1210/1310 Calculus I as a co-requisite. Therefore, students wishing to complete the ME program in four years must be eligible to take Calculus I during their first semester at the U.